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Historical Markers and War Memorials in McDowell, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Highland County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Highland County, VA (34) Augusta County, VA (62) Bath County, VA (31) Pendleton County, WV (42) Pocahontas County, WV (58)  HighlandCounty(34) Highland County (34)  AugustaCounty(62) Augusta County (62)  BathCounty(31) Bath County (31)  PendletonCountyWest Virginia(42) Pendleton County (42)  PocahontasCounty(58) Pocahontas County (58)
Location of McDowell, Virginia
    Highland County (34)
    Augusta County (62)
    Bath County (31)
    Pendleton County, West Virginia (42)
    Pocahontas County, West Virginia (58)
 
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1Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — W-150 — Battle of McDowell
On U.S. 250, on the left when traveling west.
Stonewall Jackson, to prevent a junction of Fremont and Banks, took position on the hills just to the south and beat off the attacks of Fremont’s advance under Milroy, May 8, 1862. Milroy retreated that night.Map (db m4232) HM
2Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Battle of McDowell
On Highland Turnpike (U.S. 250) at Bullpasture River Road (Virginia Route 678), on the left when traveling west on Highland Turnpike.
May 8, 1862, one mile southeast, Jackson and Edward Johnson, C.S.A. defeated Milroy and Schenck, U.S.A. This church served both Blue and Gray as a hospital.Map (db m62929) HM
3Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Battle of McDowellConfederates Hold the High Ground — 1862 Valley Campaign —
On U.S. 250, on the left when traveling west.
Beyond the ridge you are facing is Sitlington’s Hill. On the afternoon of May 8, 1862, Gen. Edward “Allegheny” Johnson directed two brigades of Confederate infantry to take position on the hill facing the Federals across Bull Pasture . . . Map (db m155083) HM
4Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Battle Of McDowellThe Heart of the Battlefield
Near Highland Turnpike (U.S. 250) 1.5 miles east of Virginia Route 656, on the right when traveling east.
You are standing at the center of the McDowell battlefield. Throughout the afternoon of May 8, 1862, hundreds or Union soldiers advanced doggedly uphill toward your position, loading and firing as they came. On either side of you, Confederate . . . Map (db m165773) HM
5Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Battle Of McDowellThe Guns Of Cemetery Hill — 1862 Valley Campaign —
Near Bullpasture River Road (Virginia Route 678) 0.2 miles west of Highland Turnpike (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling west.
(preface) Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackon's unsuccessful attack on Union forces at Kernstown on March 23, 1862, alarmed Federal officials, who assigned additional troops to the Shenandoah Valley to guard against a Confederate assault on . . . Map (db m165862) HM
6Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Battle of McDowellWhen Plans Collide
On Highland Turnpike (U.S. 250) 1.5 miles east of Bullpasture River Road (Virginia Route 678), on the left when traveling west.
Elements of three Union armies moved through the Shenandoah Valley in the spring of 1862, while a fourth army marched up the Virginia Peninsula toward Richmond. Together, these two wings comprised a pincer movement against the Confederate . . . Map (db m172827) HM
7Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Battle of McDowell"God blessed our arms with victory at McDowell" — 1862 Valley Campaign —
On Virginia Route 645 just north of Highland Turnpike (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling north.
Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's unsuccessful attack on Union forces at Kernstown on March 23, 1862, alarmed Federal officials, who assigned additional troops to the Shenandoah Valley to guard against a Confederate assault on . . . Map (db m172829) HM
8Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Commemorating The Battle Of McDowellMay 8, 1862
Near U.S. 250, on the left when traveling west.
Federals in action 4000, killed and wounded 256. Confederates in action 2500, killed and wounded 498. Confederate Officers Killed Captains                     Lieutentants Samuel Dawson           John K. Goldwire William L. Furlow   . . . Map (db m4283) HM
9Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — W151 — Felix Hull House
On Highland Turnpike (U.S. 250) at Mansion House Road (Virginia Route 645), on the right when traveling west on Highland Turnpike.
This stately brick house was built about 1855 for Felix Hull (ca. 1823-1861) in the Greek Revival style popular in the late antebellum period. During the Civil War, his widow, Eliza Mathews Hull, was living here on 7-8 May 1862 when the house was . . . Map (db m155460) HM
10Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Highway to WarStaunton and Parkersburg Turnpike
On Virginia Route 645 just north of Highland Turnpike (U.S. 250), on the left when traveling north.
During the Civil War, Virginia's roads were of vital importance to both Union and Confederate armies for the transport of soldiers, artillery, supply wagons, and livestock herds to feed the troops. The roads ranged from narrow dirt paths to wide, . . . Map (db m172828) HM
11Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — McDowell VA - May 8, 1862
On Highland Turnpike (U.S. 250) at Bullpasture River Road (Virginia Route 678), on the right when traveling west on Highland Turnpike.
In this area are buried Confederate and Union soldiers who died at McDowell VA - May 8, 1862Map (db m43655) HM
12Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellUnion Troops Attack Jackson
Near U.S. 250, on the right when traveling east.
Major General Edward Johnson commanded the Confederates on the crest overlooking the town of McDowell. Johnson spread his line along the hilltop, anchoring his right flank on the knoll to your right. Stonewall Jackson remained in the valley below, . . . Map (db m16685) HM
13Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellHeart of the Battlefield — Elevation – 2,815 Feet —
Near U.S. 250, on the right when traveling east.
The Confederate 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment held this exposed crest overlooking McDowell. Milroy’s Union troops assaulted this hilltop from two directions – on the left and the right. The Confederates held their ground against repeated . . . Map (db m16689) HM
14Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellMcDowell Battlefield Trail
On Highland Turnpike (U.S. 250), on the left when traveling west.
"God blessed our arms with victory at McDowell yesterday…" Major General's Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to his Wife Anna.
The McDowell Battlefield Trail is a 1.5-mile hike that will take you to the . . . Map (db m62903) HM
15Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellConfederates Climb Sitlington's Hill
Near U.S. 250, on the right when traveling east.
“… (The 31st Virginia] came close to the 3rd and saluted them, and called them by name, and proceeded with the slaughter.” Andrew Price, 3rd Virginia Most of Stonewall Jackson’s Confederates climbed Sitlington’s Hill through a . . . Map (db m155080) HM
16Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellMay 8, 1862
Near U.S. 250, on the right when traveling east.
In the spring of 1862 Confederate fortunes seemed to have gone from bad to worse. Union forces had won several key battles in the West, while the U.S. Navy was establishing its coastal blockade and Major General George B. McClellan’s Army of the . . . Map (db m165817) HM
17Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellJackson's Valley Campaign
On Highland Turnpike (U.S. 250) 1.5 miles east of Bullpasture River Road (Virginia Route 678), on the left when traveling north.
You are standing on one of the pivotal battlefields of the Shenandoah Valley campaign. Here, on May 8, 1862, Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and his 6,000 men defeated Union Gens. Robert C. Schenck's and Robert H. Milroy's . . . Map (db m172816) HM
18Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Village of McDowellBattle of McDowell — 1862 Valley Campaign —
On Bullpasture River Road (County Route 678) at Highland Turnpike (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling west on Bullpasture River Road.
Union troops camped in the fields south of here between April 17, 1862, and the Battle of McDowell on May 8. They deployed artillery, including “two twelve pounders [that] were planted on the plateau in the read of [the church] so as to cover . . . Map (db m155462) HM
 
May. 16, 2021